i am really scared of rats, mice, sharks and snakes. not much chance of seeing a shark around here thank goodness and i haven't seen a snake either so that's really good. i think i'd die if i did. rats on the other hand do invade my space. i was sitting on the couch once, just minding my own business, when a large rat ran along the fence. i nearly died. omg. anyhoo, i was getting over the shock and horror of that when a few hours later it ran back in the other direction. yuck. yesterday i put some bread crusts on the lawn for the birds. when i went to bed i looked out of the front door and i saw a small rat eating the crusts. it saw me and ran off and set off the lights. omg. the crust is completely gone this morning. i must have been a bit rattled because i came down this morning and the tv was still on. oh dear. they are plentiful in bali and i usually spot one or two. years ago they were everywhere and one year i didn't see one.